TropEco Awards & Recognition

Awards and Recognition

TropEco Sustainability Awards

The annual TropEco Sustainability Awards recognise the outstanding contribution of students, staff and alumni to sustainability both at JCU and in the wider community. The awards are held each year in October, with nominations opening in early August. See our TropEco Sustainability Awards page for more information.

Green Impact @JCU Awards

Visit the Green Impact @JCU Awards page to find out who won JCU's inaugural Green Impact Staff Sustainability Challenge!

Green Impact is a change and engagement program where staff form teams and work together to undertake a diverse range of sustainability actions. Green Impact was introduced to JCU in 2019 as a trial. Over 150 staff competed across 24 teams completing a range of sustainability actions for points.

Award winning programs

JCU is a multiple award winner in the area of sustainability, demonstrating the university's commitment, and providing recognition to the staff and students that have gone above and beyond in their efforts to transform our campuses, teaching, learning and research.

A list of awards can be found below.


  • Creating Impact Award for the TropEco program - Winner
  • Student Engagement Award for TropEco Interns - Finalist


  • Learning, Teaching and Skills Award for the One Health program - Finalist


  • Student Engagement Award for the Green Bike Fleet - Winner
  • International Green Gown Award - Student Engagement for the Green Bike Fleet - Finalist
  • Lucy Graham (B.Sustainability) - ACTS Award of Excellence - Student - Winner


  • Learning & Teaching Award for the Bachelor of Sustainability degree - Highly Commended
  • Social Responsibility Award for the State of the Tropics report - Highly Commended
  • Student Engagement Award for the JCU Sustainability Club - Highly Commended


  • JCU - ACTS Award of Excellence - Institutional - Winner


  • Carbon Reduction Award for An Integrated Approach to Energy Management - Winner


  • Clean Energy Innovation Award for An Integrated Approach to Energy Management - Winner


  • Innovation Award for An Integrated Approach to Energy Management - Winner


  • Environmental Sustainability Award for the Townsville Campus District Cooling System - Winner

TropEco awardsWinner holding awardACTS award